Are we listening?

I have been thinking a lot about listening and how well I do it. I think we’ve all been in a place/space where someone we know behaves contrary to type and asked ourselves how we missed our friend’s unusual happiness or sadness. Too often it is because I have so much on my mind and […]

I’m off to Thailand!

Great news… I’ve joined the crossover musical group Il Quinto for a while – which is going to take me to some far flung shores, including performing in Thailand in April It’s a pretty cool crew, with some very talented guys, and I’m looking forward to performing with Dihan Slabbert, David Phoshane, Dick Moholane, and […]

Oman and other bits

I have had some great fun with my acting and music in the last few months. Some of the highlights include my December trip to Oman to perform at the women’s excellence awards – I sang a few of my songs and even took to the floor with a pasodoble; and performing with a full band […]

Happy New Year to you all!

I hope 2012 brings you a wealth of love, happiness and positive experience. To those of you who may not have started the new year in the way you would have hoped, I would like to pass on the words of a dear friend “each day with its highs and lows brings one closer to […]

Thought for the month

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards,” Kierkegaard. Take care,Emmanuel

My Super Septemberer!

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Apologies for my lapse in August. The months just seem to be running into each other. My September R&R was well earned and much enjoyed. I stayed in Thailand for about a week and a half and then went on to Vietnam and Cambodia. These are truly extraordinary places and they resonated so with me. […]

My great reads…


My great read recommendation is Justin Cronin’s The Passage. It is vampire meets Mad Max. The first of a trilogy. The second book will be out May 2012. Take care, Emmanuel

Clowning around

I have always struggled with the idea of clowns at children’s parties. I have in the back of my head a picture from a film. It starts with a slightly out of focus shot of the sad clown and his big red nose in the foreground, then the camera pans across the smiling, sometimes laughing, […]

New song a’comin…


Some of you will have seen my tweets and Facebook postings about my new song. I have been in studio for some time now, working hard with Kurt Slabbert, my co-writer, to put down a new track. I’m so excited about it – we’ll have it out there shortly. On Saturday night I was at Class […]